29 Mar '16, 6pm

Trending climate change

Trending climate change

February was the tenth month of record setting heat and was not only the hottest February since records began but the hottest by the largest margin. Clearly it was an El Nino year which added a spike to the graph but it was still an ominous sign of things to come. http://bit.ly/1Urzuh8 Oddly this is happening as carbon emissions stayed flat while the economy grew. We are getting more efficient at using and producing energy to the point of a disconnect from productivity. That seems to make the argument that we can afford to deal with climate change without sacrificing economic growth. Here is a quote from Lynn Good, Duke Energy CEO- “Improvements in energy efficiency for buildings and appliances appear to have broken the traditional connection between electricity demand and economic growth.”

Full article: http://wncgbc.org/blog/boone-guyton/trending/

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